CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -- The Panther Men's Basketball team took a big blow Wednesday night in their 53-51 win over Illinois State. They lost Senior forward Lucas O'Rear for the rest of the season.
O'Rear fractured his right ankle late in the game while grabbing a rebound. He is scheduled to have surgery on Thursday.
O'Rear played in 23 of the Panthers 24 games this season. He scored 159 points and pulled down 130 rebounds.
Wednesday's win was the eight in-a-row for the Panthers and improved their record to 18-6 overall, 9-3 in the MVC.